Steel bending what can I do

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  1. IanM.

    IanM. New Member

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    I have been riding for about 2 years, I ride in Patapsco Maryland state park on a steel Bianchi SASS 21 inch. I ride aggresive XC mostly but I love drops and I ride my frame pretty hard, I weigh 190 pounds and am 6'2. That being said my question is this. I seem to always be bending my frame, I mean really bending it, so much my brakes will have to be adjusted after every ride and my first SASS had to be returned because i cracked a weld. I need to know a solution to this; do I need to go Ti or what?
     
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  2. cydewaze

    cydewaze New Member

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    I love Patapsco, but I haven't ridden there in several years. That's actually where I broke my AlpineStars (twice). Cool place to ride, but it always seemed to be a mudd bog.

    As for your problem, I know Ti is way strong, but I guess it also depends on the construction. I'd wait for opinions other than mine. Good luck.
     
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    boudreaux New Member

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    Ti has neither the ultimate or tensil strength of steel. Ti breaks too.Ti welds break. Anything can break.
     
  4. IanM.

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    I understand Titanium breaks but my question is what can I do if I am having consistant problems with the structural integrity of my steel frame?
     
  5. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    The problen isn't with the frame material as such, the problem is that you're pushing the frame harder than it can take. Switch to a stronger frame of whatever material you fancy. If you're gonna do lots of drops go for a DH frame, they're built to take them.
    You might want to look for a steel frame, since they're easier to repair if you manage to break it.
     
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